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||NetLibrary: Downloading eBooks to a Portable
|New database tools are available that create citations in a style you choose (i.e.,
APA, MLA, Turabian, etc.). It takes only a few clicks to create one or many citations. Note:
Always refer to the print
manual and your professors
instructions as the final
For example, in EBSCOhost,
click the "Cite this article" button (shown below) to get the citation formats (shown right).
Points: Citation Tools for help with other databases, including ebrary and Sage
• Library guide Citing
and Document Sources
• See the Librarians WebPICK (use the tab above) for free Web citation machines.
at ORU: 1,320+ titles ...and
Use the library catalog Keyword Search—
To find a specific title:
Type the title name, or key words. For "Search in the:" choose "DVDs."
For a complete DVD List:
--Type * (an asterisk) in the "Search for:" box.
--Choose DVDs from the
the catalog menu list—
For DVD lists by month:
--Click "DVD List/New Additions in the right menu. (shown right)
--Click a list to view the titles.
||"BibMe is a free automatic bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting."
| Landmarks Citation Machine™
|| MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago styles. The site has ads but is remarkably easy to use.
||Free automatic bibliography and citation maker that formats citations according to the 6th Ed. of the MLA Handbook.
|Zotero: The Next-Generation Research Tool
||"A free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources." Quick Start Guide
|Center for History and New Media: Collecting and Exhibiting
|Arms Control Association: Fact Sheets & Briefs
||ACA "fact sheets provide a brief summary of a treaty or subject." Categories include: Country Profiles, Chemical/Biological Arms Control, Conventional Arms Issues, Missile Defense, Nuclear/Ballistic Missile Nonproliferation, Nuclear Testing and Strategic Arms Control and Policy.
|Western Waters Digital Library
||The WWDL is "dedicated to providing access to water-related resources about the Trans-Mississippi region of North America. The currently available resources include classic water literature, government reports, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections, and audio/video materials associated with the major river basins of the Trans-Mississippi West."
|World Food Situation
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Includes FAO News, New Reports, Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS), and Key Issues.
by David Gallo
(click image to view video)
|Librarian's TIP ARCHIVE
Clusty, Ixquick and more alternatives to Google
EBSCO Visual Search
Find country information
Locating an "essay" from the citation in ATLAS Religion Database
Sorting your results list by "relevance"
|EBSCOhost Visual Search
|Sort your results by "Relevance."
If articles at the top of your search results list are NOT available in full text this may be due to an "embargo,"
a full text delay put on a journal by the publisher. For example, full text for the last six months or year of a journal may
not be available in the database. Since the most current articles usually appear at the top of a result list (in reverse chronological order),
sorting your results by "relevance"
may put more full text articles at the top of your list.
Try Clusty, Ixquick,
or Teoma as alternatives to Google.
Retrieves 250-500 results then clusters them by subjects. A "preview" option opens a small window within the page for easy preiewing...read
A metasearch engine that searches many popular search engines - anonymously - at the same time...read
Search with authority ...read more.
How can you avoid it?
|Plagiarism is using another's work(s) as your own and is a violation of copyright law. To avoid plagiarism
always cite your sources.
Check out The Plagiarism Court, an excellent interactive tutorial
by Ramona Islam, Dimenna-Hyselius Library, Fairfield University. http://www.fairfield.edu/x13870.html
the Research Basics Library tutorial.
|To easily locate information about a country use the Foreign
Countries, Cultures, and Missions Library guide.
|Most ORU Library guides include a list of selective Web resources. For example, the Foreign Country
guide includes CountryReports.org, Portals
to the World (Library of Congress), and World Fact Book (CIA)
If you have a
citation for an essay, search the ORU Library catalog for
Find an "essay"
|Essays are part of "multi-authored works" (i.e., books) and are not found in journals.
The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 200,000 essay citations. If an essay citation
appears in your result list, to locate the essay search the ORU Library catalog, or other library catalog, for the "book" title.
|Librarian's WebPICK — PREVIOUS SELECTION
||"...a one-stop shop for all things blog." Bloggapedia's goal is to assist bloggers in getting their content-specific blogs read and seen.
|British Library, Online Gallery: Turning the Pages
||Features 15 digitized books. Take the Highlights Tour.
|Library of Southern Literature
||"Primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. Includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924."
Modern Language Association Language
Language Map illustrates the concentration
of language speakers in zip codes
and counties. The Data Center provides
census data about over three hundred
languages spoken in the United States,
including actual numbers and percentages
Quote It, You Note It!
|| Enjoy clicking through this multi-media
module on plagiarism. Developed
by librarians in the Vaughan Memorial
Library at Acadia.
|Librarian's WebPICK — Archive
things you should know about...
||To use or not to use? Wikipedia
is a free online encyclopedia anyone
can add to or edit--the entries
don’t undergo verified expert
review. The Educause Learning Initiative
<www.educause.edu/eli> answers the following: "What
is it?" "Who's doing it?"
"How does it work?" "Why
is it significant?" and more.
||Top 100 library sites.
the story of the "The Praying
Hands" by Barefoot.
for Nonverbal Studies
||by David Givens.
Contains "The Nonverbal Dictionary
of Gestures, Signs, & Body
featuring clustering technology,
in-page preview feature and more.|
Ethereal Library -
A 38-volume collection of writings
from the first 800 years of the
Church. Includes Ante-Nicene Fathers,
Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers,
and Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.|
International Disasters Data Base
Originally created by the World
Health Organization, now maintained
by Centre for Research on The Epidemiology
of Disasters. Includes over 12,800
disasters worldwide since 1900.
"goal at Family Watchdog is
to provide you with the information
you need to protect your loved ones...view
known registered offenders and predators
in your area."|
of Economic Freedom
||"Includes country-by-country analyses and
the most up-to-date data available on foreign investment codes, taxes,
tariffs, banking regulations,
monetary policy, black markets,
and more." Country reports
provide helpful insights into
the economy and business environment
of a particular nation.|
Flash movie by Dayspring.
The Interactive Museum of News
Librarian, Judith Rigsby, found
this "interactive museum
of news" site. Click "Today's
Front Page" for thumbnails.
Use "Map View" to
get to the pdf files either
from the map or the "List
Phrase Finder: Meanings and Origins
of Phrases, Sayings, and Idioms
||Browse phrases by alphas or categories.|
- A Phrase a Week
|by Ramona Islam, Dimenna-Hyselius Library, Fairfield University|
||by Marcia G. Phyfer
||"Rumor has it".... Want to know if
the email content you just received is true or just an urban legend? Check out Snopes!|
Bureau of Labor Statistics
||Provides the current consumer
Price Index (CPI), demographic, wage and employment statistics, and more.|
|Web Elements™ Periodic Table Scholar Edition
||For more Periodic
Tables, see the Chemistry Internet Resources Guide.|
Interface for Statistics Education (WISE)
||"A special feature of WISE
is the sequence of interactive tutorials on key statistical concepts (sampling distributions, the central limit
theorem, hypothesis testing, and statistical power). "|